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What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been: Essays

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Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently, such as if the weather on D-Day had been worse or if Washington had not escaped from Long Island. Reprint.

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What if George Washington had never made his miraculous escape, General Robert E. Lee lost his invading plans, Alexander the Great had been slain in battle, the Allied invasion on D Day had failed, and Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe?

Table of Contents

Infectious alternatives / William H. McNeill — A good night's sleep can do wonders / Barbara N. Porter — No glory that was Greece / Victor Davis Hanson — Conquest denied / Josiah Ober — Furor Teutonicus: The Teutoburg Forest, A.D. 9 / Lewis H. Lapham — The Dark Ages made lighter / Barry S. Strauss — The death that saved Europe / Cecelia Holland — If only it had not been such a wet summer / Theodore K. Rabb — The immolation of Hernan Cortes / Ross Hassig — The repulse of the English fireships / Geoffrey Parker — Unlikely victory / Thomas Fleming — George Washington's gamble / Ira D. Gruber — What the fog wrought / David McCullough — Ruler of the world / Alistair Horne — Napoleon wins at Waterloo / Caleb Carr — If the lost order hadn't been lost / James M. McPherson — A Confederate Cannae and other scenarios / Stephen W. Sears — Vietnam in America, 1865 / Tom WIcker — The what ifs of 1914 / Robert Cowley — Bismarck's empire: Stillborn / James Chace — Thanks, but no cigar / David Clay Large — The armistice of desperation / Dennis E. Showalter — How Hitler could have won the war ? John Keegan — What a taxi driver wrought / WilliamsonMurray — Triumph of the dictators / David Fromkin — Our Midway disaster / Theodore F. Cook, Jr. — The case of the missing carriers / Elihu Rose — D Day fails / Stephen E. Ambrose — The Soviet invasion of Japan / Robert Cowley — Funeral in Berlin / David Clay Large — China without tears / Arthur Waldron --A quagmire avoided? /Ted Morgan — The end / Robert O'Connell

Product Details

ISBN:
9781101118917
Subtitle:
The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been: Essays
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Edited by:
Robert Cowley
Author:
Robert Cowley
Author:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Author:
Stephen E. Ambrose
Author:
Cowley, Robert
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Speculative
Subject:
Imaginary histories
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
World
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Metaphysics-Speculative History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
395

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